So let's break it down — 'Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial' or FOSS4G if you're a fan of efficiency (we are) is the name given to the conferences of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). OSGeo is a non-profit with a mission to foster and promote the adoption of open source geospatial technology. All of this is done within the broader context of open source software philosophy and participatory community driven development.
'State of the Map' or SotM is the conference of the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) which supports the development of a free and open editable world map. This takes the form of the community driven OpenStreetMap project.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteer organisers and sponsors, we've managed to keep the cost of attending this event low.
We also have a number of free registrations (and some modest financial support) available through our grant program, open now.
Head to our registration portal and sign up! Tickets are limited, so register soon to avoid disappointment.
FOSS4G SotM Oceania belongs to you! It's the chance to come together as a community to share knowledge and experience through conference sessions, technical workshops, and social events. The topics will be wide ranging and the attendees will be users, creators, business, academics, community mappers, and government.
This conference is aimed at a broad swath of the community – developers, users, contributors, community mappers, academics, business, government and anyone interested in open source geospatial software and the OpenStreetMap project.
This is your chance to connect with and hear from developers creating the next generation of geospatial technology. Get ahead of the curve and find out what's on the horizon. FOSS4G and State of the Map events attract a very diverse audience on the global stage – so strap in for amazing content.
You'll learn about cutting edge tech and what's on the horizon, meet the experts and talk to them, and learn new skills. Get the chance to hear what others like yourself are doing and producing with their open source geospatial tools. Along the way you'll meet up with old friends, make new ones, and share your experiences.
We're monitoring the COVID situation closely and will make sure the conference is a safe and clean space in line with the latest guidance.
If you identify as a woman, come and join us for an informal breakfast get-together to chat about all things geospatial – e.g. how & why we got into it, and how we navigate the geospatial universe. We’ll meet at 8am sharp, so pop-in after you sort out your registration!
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Welcome and opening
FOSS4G SotM Oceania Programme
A series of live streamed talks from Tom MacWright, Grayson Cooke, Lesley Arnold, Nathan Woodrow, Markus Mannheim, and Litea Biukoto
A series of quick five minute talks from thirteen different presenters on a whole array of different subjects.
|Birds of a Feather (BoF) A Birds of a Feather session is an informal gathering of people around a specific topic. It's up to you what you want to talk about! We'll have a simple signup sheet and a few breakout spaces available for you to gather your flock.|
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RetroMaps: Adventures in Time and
A Local Government Journey with QGIS
UN peacebuilding & peacekeeping is
Using open source solutions to deliver
spatial applications for
Using Satellite and Drone Remote Sensing to
monitor Eucalypt Flowering
Let's map indoors: starting indoor
mapping with OSM
A non-technical tale of Data WA open source
Open source remote sensing and dashboarding
– surface water monitoring at
All Take, No Give (LGAs - Open Data and
Mapping Tongan farms with QField
How Open Source Created a Company
QField: Exploration Geology's new
Keynote: Open Data, Open Observations
Join us for an informal social event after the conference closes. Swap stories, make some new friends, and chat about what drives your passion and interest in the world of geospatial.
Interested in learning more about OpenStreetMap? Join us for a fun day of mapping on the day after the conference (Saturday, November 21st), with a mix of field data collection and desktop editing using the JOSM and iD OSM editors. Bring a laptop & mouse. All welcome!
We'll start the day by meeting at Riff (45 St Georges Terrace) for welcomes and introductions, before heading out to map a forgotten part of Perth.
We'll head back to Riff, have some lunch, and work on getting our newly-captured field data into OpenStreetMap.
We wouldn't be able to make any of this happen without our wonderful sponsors.